Lausanne News - April 2021
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Senior Awards 2021

Our Senior Awards recipients represent the top student in each class or subject and are chosen by their instructor based on their performance throughout their senior year.  This year's seniors are: Excellence in DP Chemistry HL Y2 Alex Rochkind Excellence in DP Spanish B HL - Year 2 Alex Rochkind Excellence in DP Environmental Systems and Societies SL Y2 Alex Rochkind    Best Actor In A Comedy Ali Devji ... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith

Lower School Celebrates Week Of The Young Child

The Lausanne Lower School is celebrating the “Week Of The Young Child” this week. Included in that celebration has been a series of picnics on campus to start the week. “Evidence tells us that a person’s life successes, health, and emotional well-being have their roots in early childhood. We know that if we get it right in the early years, we can expect to see children thrive throughout school and their adult lives,” Head Of Lower School Kara Barbour said. ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Taylor Rhodes '21 Becomes Lausanne's First Female Soccer Player To Sign With D1 College

During today's signing day ceremony, Taylor Rhodes '21 made Lausanne history as she became the school's first female soccer player to sign with a D1 college. The Lynx senior committed to join Tennessee Tech on scholarship this fall to play her respective sport at the next level.    As a starter and top Scorer for Lausanne's soccer team since eighth grade, the decorated athlete's impressive skills on the field have placed her in the spotlight and earned h... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Senior Profile - Eva Yu '21

"I love all the faculty and students at Lausanne," Eva Yu '21 shares. After moving to America from China, she found a home at the school, where over a third of the school population are considered foreign nationals. "It was my second year in the U.S. when I came to Lausanne, and my English was not good enough to do some work perfectly in classes," said Eva. "All my teachers and classmates helped me a lot with my English in eighth grade, and I improved rapidly tha... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith

Bee Green and Environmental Outreach Clubs Team Up for Earth Day Event

In honor of Earth Day, the Bee Green Lausanne Club and the Environmental Outreach Club are hosting a cleanup event at the Wolf River Trailhead Sunday, April 25, from 10am-12pm! Because of continuous littering and pollution, the Wolf River Trailhead is in need of a big pickup. This event is open to the whole Lausanne community- so bring your gloves, some trash bags, sturdy shoes, long pants, and the family to show your appreciation for nature in Memphis!  ... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith

First-Grade Entrepreneurs Host Annual Food Truck and Marketplace

Lausanne's campus was full of excitement this morning as first-graders served up good food and great times during their annual Food Truck and Marketplace. The Lynx entrepreneur's set up shop outside of the Lower School building and took on the roles of cashier, server, quality control officer, chef and customer service representative. Family members had the opportunity to shop for recipes and products made from herbs the first-graders grew themselves. The students' goods ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Cum Laude Society 2021

Congratulations to the 10 juniors and seniors inducted into the Lausanne chapter of the Cum Laude Society.  To be considered for Lausanne's chapter: The student must be in the top 10% of the junior class or the top 20% of the senior class in academic excellence. This will be determined by ranking students according to their cumulative grade point average (GPA) and assessing standardized test scores. Their GPA must be 4.0 or higher. Students must have a history of taking hon... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell

Senior Profile – Cooper Hough '21

"I love the people of Lausanne," said Cooper Hough '21. "The students, the teachers, the staff are all amazing. The community here is unlike any other school in the area. You can strike up a conversation with anyone walking by and they always have an interesting story to tell. The Lausanne community is one of the most accepting ones from my experience. They have taken in my wacky personality over the last four years and I am forever grateful for that." ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Sunday, April 18, 2021

Fourth-Graders Host Annual Rocket Launch

This week kicked off the annual Rocket Launch for our Fourth Grade scientist! Each class took turns heading down to the grassy field to shoot off their self-made spacecraft. Leading up to the big day, Lower School science teacher Dr. Frassinelli stopped by to present a brief background of Sir Issac Newton & asked the fourth-graders to analyze what the famous scientist meant when he said: "I have been like a boy on the seashore, gazing out over the large ocean, lucky enough t... Read More
at Friday, April 16, 2021

Senior Profile – Dallas Brown '21

For Lynx student and football extraordinaire Dallas Brown '21, being around his teammates feels like spending time with family, but the senior's Lausanne experience has allowed him to build the same bonds when he steps off the field as well.  "I love the sense of family and camaraderie amongst the Lausanne community no matter the classification," said Dallas. "My favorite Lausanne memory is being around my Lynx family at the 2019 Fall Carnival. Seeing the ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, April 15, 2021

Multiple Students Advance To National History Day Competition

A group of Lausanne students showcased their historical knowledge recently when they participated in The Tennessee State History Day contest. Several Senior Division projects advanced to the National History Day competition! Students had a prominent showing at the regionals back in march, advancing them to April's state-level competition. The Lynx who moved on to the National History Day competition will compete virtually in June. This year's theme is Communication in History: The K... Read More
at Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Upper School Announces 2021 Mr. And Miss Lausanne

The results for 2021 Mr. and Miss Lausanne are in, and Justice Crawford '21 and Dalia Chemaitilly '21 have earned this year's respective titles!  As members and leaders of various clubs, full International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme students and distinguished members of the Lausanne community, both seniors more than exemplify what it means to be a Lynx. Justice joined Lausanne in ninth grade and immediately became one of the school's most active and bel... Read More
at Monday, April 12, 2021

Lausanne Lacrosse Enters Final Month Of The Season With Excitement & Hope

With the end of the season approaching at the end of the month, Lausanne lacrosse is ending the season with lots of excitement and hope for the future of the program. The girl’s lacrosse team fields a young group of Lynx that are led by three young captains in Kolby Cohen ’23, Bella Leggett ’22 and Alyssa Koplon ’22 . “This team is filled with a great group of emerging leaders that are developing and voice on and off the field,” coach Cayce Densford said.... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Friday, April 9, 2021

The Middle School Science Experience

"Our Middle School science curriculum aims to engage our students in learning science concepts through hands-on and inquiry-based lessons," said Middle School Science teacher Brooke Hoffman. "Laboratory exercises are crucial in helping our students learn science process skills like making observations, asking questions, and interpreting data. These lessons also provide real-world connections allowing for a more meaningful learning experience." Driven by our IB Middle Year... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, April 8, 2021

Second-Graders Bring Robotic Designs To Life

Lausanne's Second Grade students have been hard at work over the last couple of months, challenging their design knowledge to prepare for their Primary Years Programme (PYP) unit on robotics while gaining real-world skills. "We've been discussing computer science and learning how to code using a programming language called Blockly, which helps young students learn resilience and math applications and is a precursor to other languages like Java and HTML," said Low... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Lausanne Track & Field Off To Fast Start For 2021 Season

When he took the job as The Lausanne track coach this off-season, head coach Chris Jordan knew he had the pieces in place for a successful year. “We have a bunch of hard-working, talented kids at our school," Jordan said. "Coupled with knowledgeable and passionate coaches, the season looks to be extremely promising." Those athletes and that commitment have gotten Lausanne off to a good start. At their first meet of the year against Harding, the Lynx had a str... Read More
at Tuesday, April 6, 2021